The three companions, Fundels the halfling rogue, Kevin the cleric of Sarenrae, and Jadie the gunslinger find themselves in the city of Mira during it's 2000th birthday celebration. A great city of elves, Mira is part of a great forest network that encompasses miles and miles of nearby lands with the country. A great center of trade and repute. The celebration comes under attack by a band of goblin terrorists who are defeated by the companions. Turning to the city's royalty the companions are asked to see out an abandoned keep to the south within the Swamp of Snog. This keep was an ancient training ground for the Miran elves. The king himself served as a member of it's guard in the early days of the cities formation. A cunning commander of orcish and goblin forces known simply as Blitz has claimed responsibility of the attack. Later that evening a series of foul smelling air elementals breach the castle's defenses and make off with the granddaughter of the king. The companions start their journey into the dark swamp to the south.